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Scots teachers announce another 16 days of strike action

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Scots teachers will strike for another 16 days over pay and conditions, it has been announced. The teachers union, The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), said this afternoon that the next round of industrial action will take place next year, in January and February.

Teachers in two local authorities will strike on each of the 16 days. The EIS wanted a 10 per cent pay rise, but were only offered around half.EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley said the union had been 'forced into this action to protect it's members.Ms Bradley said: "We have been forced into the escalation of this action by the lack of willingness to negotiate properly and to pay teachers properly, by a government that says it wished to be judged on its record on education."The judgement of Scotland's teachers on the matter of pay is clear, with the first programme of national strike action that we have engaged in for four decades."It is now for the Scottish government and Cosla to resolve this dispute, and prevent further strike action, by coming back to the negotiating table with a substantially improved pay offer for all of Scotland's teaching professionals." Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyo nd - Sign up to our daily newsletter here. Young man dies after horror crash near Loch Lomond as police launch investigationHeartbroken family of Scots dad missing for eight months beg for answersScots biker spared jail over Loch Lomond crash which left French tourist disabled

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